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9/28/16

It doesn’t take a genius to know that Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Adele’s 25 are headed for Grammy nominations for Album of the Year. Two of Beyoncé’s last three albums—I Am… Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé—were nominated in the category. Adele won the award with her previous album, 21. But who will these megastars face in the finals?


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Petty
9/28/16

The Recording Academy finally listened to their heart: Tom Petty will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year in February. The 27th annual benefit gala dinner and concert will be held 2/10.

 


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9/28/16

Because the music business is in a state of transformation, a new set of measurements is required to more accurately reflect performance. As the business hits the three–quarter mark of 2016, the old traditional marketshare metrics are less meaningful or comprehensive than sales + streaming (SPS)...


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Calitri
9/28/16

Red Bull Records has upped its International General Manager Joe Calitri to General Manager, overseeing label business domestically and worldwide.


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9/28/16

We’re just a week away from the first weekend of Desert Trip (10-7/9), and plenty of tickets are still available...


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9/28/16

At a recent L.A. performance by Tony-winning S-Curve artist Leslie Odom, Jr., the gifted vocalist patiently explained to our own Lenny Beer that none of the characters in Hamilton were actual Jedi Knights. Seen just before pondering a Broadway hip-hop musical about an unsavory 30-year-old trade publication are (l-r) Beer, Dick Clark ProductionsMark Shimmel, Odom, Jill Shimmel and manager Joseph Abate. Among those also in attendance at the show were...


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9/28/16

Island's Shawn Mendes, who's heading for a #1 chart bow this week, graces the cover of our most recent print edition, while Pandora chief Tim Westergren is our Contents Page VIP. We apologize to both and should probably send them something nice, like cupcakes.


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9/28/16

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine talked with Buzzfeed News about the fledgling music service’s victories and missteps during the course of its first year, in a wide-ranging conversation ranging from exclusives to algorithms...


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9/27/16

Shawn Mendes will take the #1 spot on both our SPS and Sales charts. The Sales chart will see four debuts in the top five. Luke Bryan’s projection increases today, thanks to ticket-bundle redemptions.


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9/27/16

Since a Diamond Award, for 10 million albums sold, is a rarer sight these days than a unicorn pooping rainbows in the Everglades, Columbia chief Rob Stringer, megastar Adele and other important peeps assembled...


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I.B. BAD: THE NEW
WORLD ORDER
It all adds up. (9/28a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: HANDICAPPING THE NOMINEES, PT. 4
The climax: Album of the Year (9/28a)
NOT TOO LATE TO SCORE OLDCHELLA DUCATS
With a View Master thrown in! (9/28a)
IOVINE REFINES
THE NARRATIVE
Apple Music remains a work in progress, but it's getting there. (9/28a)
Q4 KILLERS
Which home-stretch releases will rule? Is it Christmas yet?
GRAMMY SEASON HAS BEGUN
We'll tell you who's in the mix.
PANDORA'S BOX
How much of a game-changer?
YTD SPS CHART
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